Destination guide

Soak up the Big Apple from Staten Island

Just a hop across the Hudson from Brooklyn, Staten Island vacation rentals sit in one of the more off-beat boroughs of the Big Apple. If you've already checked off sites like the Empire State and Broadway, then this one could be the intro to local life you've been looking for. Join coffee sippers in the Brazilian-style cantinas of Tompkinsville, or munch on Italian pizzas down Victory Boulevard. Hit up the Staten Island Children's Museum for family fun, or wonder at Greek Revival works in historic Richmond Town. Get cultural in Snug Harbor, or splash about on South Beach. The choice is yours.

Things to do

Staten Island is for all ages

Start your visit here with a jaunt to the Staten Island Museum, where the exhibits fuse fossilized eggs and historic wax seals from the colonial era. Then, it's onto the Staten Island Zoo to meet slithering snakes and the famous Staten Island groundhog. Or, you could just wander into one of the local parks _ the North Shore Esplanade is lovely in the summer, while Silver Lake Park is awash with great birding spots. Meanwhile, those with Staten Island vacation rentals close to Snug Harbor enjoy unrivaled access to the Staten Island Children's Museum _ one of the largest in America.


Staten Island is multicultural

Between wandering Tibetan art collections or sampling the Liberian kitchen, you'll soon get to grips with the multicultural vibes of this corner of New York City. The streets are packed with local microbreweries, pubs, and intimate live music joints all primed for the evenings. The gastronomy is eclectic in excess _ think Spanish tapas and Japanese sushi, not to mention teaching chefs to help you hone your international cooking skills. And if you really want to see the heart of the Big Apple, there's nothing better than a ferry ride over the Upper Bay and into the Hudson.


Sleepless entertainments on Staten Island

The joys of Staten Island aren't just limited to one season of the year. The riverside walks and large parks might be more pleasant during the summer months, but there are bonuses to booking those Staten Island vacation rentals between December and March, too: festive markets, cozy caf_s, lower rates. And when June and July do come around, the whole district booms into life, with walking tours of the historic neighborhoods and regular evening music events aplenty.

Natural features

The Hudson meets the sea in Staten Island

Staten Island is the southernmost borough of New York's five. It's set out between the Upper Bay and the Lower Bay, where the waters of the Hudson River finally drift into the New Jersey Bight. Much less built-up than the downtown districts of the Big Apple, you're sure to find pockets of calm here. Take sprawling Latourette Park with its wooded trails and rolling fields. Or, look to the rejuvenated Isle of Meadows, where undulating fields host herons and ibises on the border with NJ.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Staten Island

Fly into Linden, NJ (LDJ), the closest airport, located 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

It's easy to get around Staten Island by catching a ride on the metro at Oakwood Heights Station, Bay Terrace Station or New Dorp Station.

Where to stay around Staten Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 836 vacation rentals near Staten Island. From 89 Houses to 685 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Staten Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Staten Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Staten Island:

  • Manhattan: 3,037 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,031 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,014 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Grove: 228 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,156 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Staten Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Staten Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art: 5,280 vacation rentals
  • Staten Island September 11 Memorial: 5,583 vacation rentals
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden: 5,565 vacation rentals
  • Staten Island Zoo: 5,524 vacation rentals
  • Bricktown Centre Shopping Center: 2,589 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Staten Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Staten Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 89 Houses in Staten Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Staten Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 685 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 34 rentals available
  • Studios: 682 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Staten Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 101 vacation rentals with pool available in Staten Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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